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Offline Beelz

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34th Year of Huang, Pei Wang rare
« on: November 27, 2017, 11:03:10 AM »
Hi there everyone,  :001_smile:

Im new here and I have a rare old chinese coin. Its 34th Year of Huang with a dragon symbol on it with chinese symbols which I cannot translate. Below are the photos for proof, can someone tell me its value as it was passed down to me by my late grandfather.  N24 N24

Thank you in advance.  N30

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Re: 34th Year of Huang, Pei Wang rare
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 11:10:43 PM »
Kuang Hsu Year 34 would be 1908. Although a Chihli tael (y-74.x) was issued in 1907 and a Chihli dollar (Y-73.x, 7 Mace and 2 Candareen) was issued in 1908. There doesn't seem be be a reference to a 1908 Chihli tael in either regular issue or pattern. I would call it a fantasy or counterfeit coin. The 1907 tael weighed 51.2g although most taels from other provinces weigh approximately 37g.

1908 was a significant year in that the Tael denomination system ended after Kuang Hsu's death.

Also see related thread: https://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=12321.0